MDN: First Look at New Overton Square Restaurant Hopdoddy

MDN: First Look at New Overton Square Restaurant Hopdoddy Overton Square developer Loeb Properties and brg3s architects are moving forward with their plans to bring a Texas-based burger bar to Midtown. New signage has been installed depicting the first glimpse of what the new site at 6 S. Cooper St. will look like. Anchoring the block will be newcomer hopdoddy Burger Bar, a popular restaurant chain that will replace YOLO Frozen Yogurt & Gelato’s former location, while Lenny’s Sub Shop will get an upgrade but remain in the same location. … The popular Austin, Texas-based brand was founded in 2010 … Continue reading MDN: First Look at New Overton Square Restaurant Hopdoddy

MDN: Knoxville Hotel Group Buys Land Across From AutoZone Park

MDN: Knoxville Hotel Group Buys Land Across From AutoZone Park Vision Hospitality Group, a Knoxville-based hotel company, just purchased a vacant parcel of land across from AutoZone Park – possibly paving the way for a new Downtown hotel just blocks from Beale Street. Nitinkumar B. Patel, Sandip Patel and Anita Patel sold the land, which formerly housed a Greyhound bus station, to Vision Hospitality, acting as Vison Memphis LLC, for $4 million, according to a warranty deed filed with the Shelby County Register of Deeds on March 24. The purchase includes two adjacent tracts of land: a 1.3-acre lot at … Continue reading MDN: Knoxville Hotel Group Buys Land Across From AutoZone Park

CA: $7.5 million plasma donor center planned

CA: $7.5 million plasma donor center planned For-profit plasma donor centers in Memphis are typically housed in Class B or Class C buildings and in commercial districts near economically struggling neighborhoods, where more residents might have reason to sell their blood than give it away. But now comes BioLife Plasma Services. The company has filed building documents showing it intends to construct a “world-class,” $4.5 million facility. Counting equipment, furnishings and soft costs, the project is a $7.5 million initial investment, company officials told The Commercial Appeal by email. And the site where BioLife chose to build in Memphis — a bustling … Continue reading CA: $7.5 million plasma donor center planned

MBJ: Why one real estate firm is setting up its U.S. headquarters in Memphis

MBJ: Why one real estate firm is setting up its U.S. headquarters in Memphis A Montreal-based, commercial real estate company is preparing to open its U.S. headquarters in Whitehaven. With 24 Memphis properties already, Olymbec is continuing to bet on Memphis. Outside of Memphis, the company only owns 22 other U.S. properties, according to its website. With the majority of its holdings here, Memphis’ centralized location, and a belief that the city’s industrial and office markets will continue to improve, Olymbec general counsel Jason Berger said Tuesday that Memphis was the clear choice for the new headquarters. Berger, along with … Continue reading MBJ: Why one real estate firm is setting up its U.S. headquarters in Memphis

Flyer: Hopdoddy Coming to Overton Square

Flyer: Hopdoddy Coming to Overton Square Austin-based Hopdoddy Burger Bar is coming to Overton Square, according to a press release from Loeb Properties. The restaurant will be in the Yolo space at 6 S. Cooper. Yolo is (was?) set to move down the street. Here’s the release: Hopdoddy Burger Bar, a nationally-recognized, Austin-born burger + beer joint, will be joining Overton Square in the expanding 3,500 sf space. Extensive renovation and construction will begin in March with the restaurant slated to open this fall. Hopdoddy grinds their meats in-house daily and offers a wide variety of the freshest available, all-natural … Continue reading Flyer: Hopdoddy Coming to Overton Square

CA: Trampoline park jumping into Cordova

CA: Trampoline park jumping into Cordova Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park is making good on its September announcement that it’s coming to Memphis; the business applied for a building permit this month and plans to open in Cordova’s Trinity Commons by April. … The Texarkana resident estimates he will spend about $2 million building out and equipping the space. He’ll employ about 50 people there. Urban Air will offer wall-to-wall arenas, dodge ball courts, volleyball courts, a “drop zone,” performance trampoline, slam dunk tracks, trampoline runway, and space for children 7 and younger. The site also will feature such “adventure” … Continue reading CA: Trampoline park jumping into Cordova

CA: Dave & Buster’s coming to Memphis

CA: Dave & Buster’s coming to Memphis A Dave & Buster’s, the massive hybrid of a restaurant and  game arcade for grown ups, is coming to Memphis, according to a commercial landlord. The Dallas-based chain will put one of its restaurant-arcades in the space where Sports Authority operated before closing in The Commons of Wolfcreek, the large strip retail center across North  Germantown Parkway from Wolfchase Galleria. The site is next to Best Buy. The new entertainment center is expected to open later this year, joining an array of new restaurants and retailers in the area including Cheesecake Factory and Ikea. … … Continue reading CA: Dave & Buster’s coming to Memphis

CA: Ikea signals rise of millennials in Memphis

CA: Ikea signals rise of millennials in Memphis News crews invaded Ikea’s new Memphis store last week and helicopters hovered overhead, carrying national consultants who advise companies where to put new businesses. If it seemed like a lot of fuss over a mere retail store, consider the scene at City Hall two years ago, when Ikea announced its first Tennessee store at a pep rally of political and business leaders. Black curtains shrouding the Hall of Mayors were opened to reveal  displays of Ikea furniture and decor. The Swedish retailer’s choice of Memphis, before Nashville, is more than a big … Continue reading CA: Ikea signals rise of millennials in Memphis

MBJ ($): Memphis, Etsy work to expand micro-manufacturing and maker trend

MBJ ($): Memphis, Etsy work to expand micro-manufacturing and maker trend This month, Etsy Inc., a global marketplace where people connect online and offline to sell and buy unique goods, recognized Memphis’ efforts to include makers, artisans and micro-manufacturers as equal players in the city’s economy. …. MBJ ($): Memphis, Etsy work to expand micro-manufacturing and maker trend Continue reading MBJ ($): Memphis, Etsy work to expand micro-manufacturing and maker trend

MBJ: Memphis airport to become international again

MBJ: Memphis airport to become international again Memphis air travelers will have a new international flight to choose from this summer. Air Canada is returning to the Memphis market with a nonstop flight to Toronto Pearson International Airport. The airline operated in Memphis between 2010 and 2012. This new flight will be the first international flight at MEM since 2012. “We are thrilled to welcome back Air Canada and are excited to return daily international service to our passengers,” said Pace Cooper, chairman of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) board of commissioners. “This route is more than a connection … Continue reading MBJ: Memphis airport to become international again